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  1. I am not sure what your point is, but you seem to be criticizing the Orioles for not selecting a player who was gone before they picked.
  2. Reyes had a nice year in the Sally League as an 18 year old. He was six months younger and on the same path at the time as Rafael Devers. Reyes is a big guy and at the time there was reason to think that more of the 36 extra base hits in 84 games would become homers. He never hit more than ten homers in a year and he could not get over the hump at Frederick, but there was reason to be optimistic about Reyes as a prospect heading into 2016.
  3. I had no recollection of Tettleton being as good as he was offensively after being traded from the Orioles until I looked up his stats. Three straight years of 30 plus homers and 100 plus walks out of the catching position. That is a fantasy baseball monster in a OBP league. He made less that $16 million for his career. He would have made more than that a year today if he was at his peak.
  4. Here is my 2020 Frederick Keys prospect preview. Looking forward to seeing a lot of Grayson and the other prospects from the 2019 Shorebirds this year. Seeing Adley at least for a short while will be exciting. https://www.carolinaleagueprospects.com/2020/01/2020-frederick-keys-prospect-preview.html
  5. Since walks don't count when calculating total bases, it makes complete sense that someone who does not walk often would lead the league in total bases.
  6. I just don't understand this line of thinking. Maybe if Robert has a disappointing career, the White Sox would pay less for Robert especially in the early years. However, in the scheme of things, the amount is small. The amount they could be saving in year 7 and year 8 could be very significant. I think the Dallas Keuchel contact was a much bigger gamble. The two years of free agency that a team buys out, may put a player in a totally different position for his next contract. This does not apply so much to Robert because he is very young, but would apply more to a 24 to 25 year old th
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    At the beginning of the off season, Zack Collins looked like he had the chance to get a decent number of at bats for the White Sox in 2020 as a back up catcher and 1st base / DH. Since the White Sox resigned Jose Abreu and signed Yasmani Grandal and Edwin Encarnacion as free agents, Collins is completely blocked. Collins was the 10th pick in the 2016 draft as a bat first catcher. By all accounts, he has focused on his defense since his pro career started, but there is considerable debate whether his defense is good enough to stick at catcher in the majors. Collins will be 25 in Feb
  8. The Astros have won 311 games and been in two world series in the last three years. It seems like a great return for being the worst team in baseball for three years (11-13). In addition, Yordan Alvarez is a little more than half a year into his MLB career. Kyle Tucker is a potential star that has barely started his MLB star. Forrest Whitley has been the most acclaimed pitching prospect is baseball for the last three years and has yet to start his MLB career. They have a ton of other interesting pitcher prospects plus Abraham Toro waiting for an opportunity.
  9. I do think that the Orioles will be doing a lot of piggybacking of pitchers at Delmarva, Frederick and Bowie in 2020. There will be two pitchers scheduled most games going between three and six innings. This is what the Astros do in the minors and now with all the pitchers that the Orioles acquired, I assume Holt will look to piggyback pitchers as well. The Orioles also drafted a number of late round college pitchers in 2019, and hopefully a few of them will emerge.
  10. I don't think win-loss record is high on the list that organizations look at in measuring pitchers. The Orioles could not give Cashner away before the 2019 season. With a lot of smoke and mirrors, Cashner pitched decently enough that the Orioles got a couple of prospects for him. It helped that the Orioles were willing to pay part of Cashner's remaining salary. That Prado and Romero were very young international players were likely not a negative to the Orioles who are year away from being competitive and looking to improve their international talent . Cashner was a disaster for
  11. The Astros are paying both Vetlander and Greinke.
  12. It should be apparent that Elias is following the same long slow rebuild process that the Astros followed when Luhnow and company took over the Astros in December 2011. If you study the Astros during the next few years, they spent spent virtually nothing on major league talent, especially that is not going to be around when their competitive window started in 2015. Once the Astros began their competitive window, they have proven very willing to spend big. From Astroball Jeff Luhnow followed through on his promise to Jim Crane to rid the club of high- priced, underperforming veteran
  13. Rojas had a .935 OPS in the Southern League in 2018.
  14. The Cowboys were 12-4 in 1983 and they were 11-5 in 1991. If you are a 30 year old Redskin fan, the Redskins last won the more than 10 games when you were 2 years old.
  15. Luis Oviedo and Jose Fermin are a couple of interesting Indian prospects that were left unprotected. Both are very young and years away from contributing, but talented upside. Oviedo will be 20 in May. He was really hyped up as a prospect going into 2019 and had a disappointing year. Here is a scouting report from Prospects Live from October 2018. 5. Luis Oviedo, RHP Age: 19 (5/15/99) Highest Level: A 57 IP, 2.05 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 10.58 K/9, 2.68 BB/9, .189 AVG. - A-/A Oviedo proved to be too much for the NYPL despite being two years younger than the average pitch
  16. Somehow the Nationals seem to be doing all right despite having someone on their team who does not belong in the majors. As I said at the time, Parra is a perfectly fine backup outfielder. In 204 plate appearances, he hit .250/.300/.747 while playing all three outfield positions.
  17. As for Yaz, I see no reason he could not have had the same success for the Orioles in 2019. The bigger question is whether he is a one year wonder.
  18. There was a period of time when Arrieta was the best starting pitcher in baseball, Of course, he could of been successful here.
  19. No it is not all on Jake. A big part of player development is getting the most out of a players ability. The Orioles were far too rigid in messing with his delivery and using their mechanics. it is not a one size fits all process. Scott McGregor was a good pitcher and is probably a nice guy, but he was a minor league pitcher instructor for years and did very little to distinguish himself in my opinion.
  20. This is very true. Andrew Vaughn is in High A and a couple high school players from the 2019 draft are in full season ball already.
  21. Rodriguez could certainly be a late bloomer who is benefiting from the new Orioles regime. However, Rodriguez had a lot of buzz about him in spring training 2018 and was expected to open in Delmarva and he sill has not made it. To me is is telling that Stauffer was promoted to Delmarva and Rodriguez has not. In general there are a bunch of advanced 21 year old mid round 2019 draft picks who are only in the NY Penn League because they already threw a full college season and are just throwing a few pro innings to get their feet wet. On a similar topic, who is the better prospect b
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    DL Hall 2019

    Hall had one more strikeout than Kyle Johnston when Johnston got traded earlier this week. According to my calculations there are only 11 pitchers in the Carolina League that have been in the starting rotation in the Carolina League the whole season Especially at the beginning of the season, Hall was very inefficient and threw a lot of pitches per inning. I have had Hall as the best pitching prospect in the Carolina League all year. With Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar promoted and Daniel Lynch injured, Hall is clearly the best pitching prospect among active players now. Kris B
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